Fernandina Beach, FL – On October 8, 11, and 18, the Fernandina Little Theatre will offer film fans an opportunity to watch a selection of eight exquisite short films from around the world that are nominated for the global competition of the Shnit International Short Film Festival.
This is the first year FLT has been selected as a “Shnit Cinemas” site for this festival spotlighting short filmmaking that unfolds simultaneously in multiple cities on five continents. The audience will operate as the jury and will vote online to choose the winner of the Flaming Faun award, including a prize money of $20,000.
The Shnit screenings will take place in conjunction with FLT’s third annual DoctoberFest October 9-11. DoctoberFest will spotlight the best in contemporary feature-length documentary filmmaking, including The Wolfpack, Iris, Best of Enemies, Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, and Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon.
Individual tickets for Shnit and DoctoberFest screenings are $7.50; a film fan pass is $40, good for a total of six screening sessions (one showing the Shnit short films and one of each of DoctoberFest’s five feature-length documentaries). Advance tickets are available at the UPS Store on Sadler Road, next door to Publix in Fernandina Beach.
FLT is located 1014 Beech St. in downtown Fernandina Beach, at the corner of South 11th and Beech streets.
A complete screening schedule for both festivals is available at www.ameliaflt.org.
Shnit International Short Films Festival
7:30 p.m. October 8; 7:45 p.m. October 11; 4:30 p.m. October 18
A Single Life
2:15 minutes Animation
When playing a mysterious vinyl single, Pia is suddenly able to travel through her life.
9:49 minutes Animation
A short story of the most important emotions of life, from birth to death, love and sexuality through pain and fear. It is a tribute to art, to life and their disarming beauty.
19:30 minutes Fiction
“Contrapelo” is the story of a proud Mexican barber who is forced to shave the leader of a drug cartel.
Love is Blind
6:22 minutes Fiction
“Love is Blind” finds Alice in the passionate embrace of a young lover, as she finally succumbs to temptation. When her husband James returns home early to try and make amends for his recent infidelity and inattention for their marriage, Alice finds herself in the midst of an emotional minefield.
18 minutes Fiction
Hédi is a taxi driver in Tunis. One evening, he drives to the hospital a pregnant young woman who is going into labor. This brief encounter will bring a series of random, tragic and unexpected events, leading to a life-changing experience for both of them.
Moonkup – A Period Comedy
25 minutes Fiction
Like all the women of Europe, Eva gives her menstrual blood to keep peace in place between humans and vampires. But this injustice must end …
Canada (Québec)/ Netherlands/ France 2015
7:05 minutes Fiction
An environmental activist has a plan against an international oil firm.
Herman the German
15 minutes Fiction
One of the most experienced bomb defusers in Germany, Herman learns during a medical examination that he suffers from the very rare Kahnawake syndrome, which causes him not to fear. He is forced to try out all phobias to become normal again.
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